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Plan your way to success this school year From Family Features Each new school year can feel like getting caught in a whirlwind of activity. Before things spiral out of control, take some time to get back to basics and organize your way to success. Whether you’re taking advantage of back-to-school season to get yourself […]

Farrakhan to headline family summit in Atlanta

Farrakhan to headline family summit in Atlanta

A Family Summit and Conference featuring Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan is Aug. 25-27 in Atlanta. The three-day summit and conference is centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation. It will culminate on Aug. 27 with a keynote address by Farrakhan. “We are taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad […]

The summer of our discontent

The summer of our discontent

Trump’s troubled presidency prompts a look at other political heat waves. BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital hasn’t seen a summer like this in at least a generation. There’s growing talk that President Donald Trump might try to pull strings to remove Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating whether his […]

Black journalists mourn passing of D.C. newsman

Black journalists mourn passing of D.C. newsman

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is morning the passing of pioneering broadcast journalist WRC-TV/NBC Washington anchor Jim Vance. D.C.’s longest-serving news anchor died on July 22 at age 75. “The passing of legendary journalist Jim Vance has struck a chord with the nation and rightfully so as he was a pioneer and role model […]

‘The weather took everything’

‘The weather took everything’

Since Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, residents feel abandoned by foreign aid donors and politicians as they struggle to rebuild their lives. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PLAINE GOMMIERS, Haiti – A feisty Vanette Joseph slowly navigates her way through a field of debris, passing broken branches and other reminders of last year’s devastating 145-mph hurricane […]

Book explores shifting meaning of responsibility

Book explores shifting meaning of responsibility

BOOK REVIEW Review of The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State by Yascha Mounk. Harvard University Press, 280 pages. BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions,” President Ronald Reagan declared in the 1980s. […]

A hidden population

A hidden population

Youth homelessness is on the rise BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — They are the nation’s invisible homeless population, undercounted for years, hiding out in cars and abandoned buildings, in motels and on couches, often trading sex for a place to sleep. And now, for a complex variety of reasons, the number of youth — […]

‘Death Certificate’ still hits home

‘Death Certificate’ still hits home

Ice Cube’s album is as relevant now as it was in 1991 BY GERRICK D. KENNEDY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – When George Holliday was awakened by commotion outside his home shortly after midnight on March 2, 1991, he jumped from his bed, grabbed his Sony camcorder and pointed it toward the chaos happening […]

Mosque takes on matchmaking of African-American Muslim women

Mosque takes on matchmaking of African-American Muslim women

Researchers says there’s an epidemic of educated, professional women over 30 struggling to find suitable matches among men of their own faith. BY GENEVIEVE GLATSKY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS PHILADELPHIA – Naeemah Khabir, a 35-year-old devout Muslim who works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Philadelphia, has attended matchmaking events from New Brunswick, N.J., to Queens, […]

Price steps down from dad’s church over ‘personal misjudgments’

Price steps down from dad’s church over ‘personal misjudgments’

NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM As previously reported, Fred K. Price Jr. recently left his 28,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center church in shock when he announced that he was stepping down from the pulpit due to “personal misjudgments.” Although members say they still have no idea about the nature of his sin, they remain on the defensive about […]